LEAP empowers underserved students to achieve social and economic mobility by cultivating personal, educational, and career growth.
LEAP will become increasingly well-known for the delivery of high-quality and innovative youth programs that advance transformational and sustainable change for our students, families and communities. Through these programs for students in middle school through post-secondary education, LEAP will provide impactful support in academic enrichment, social-emotional development, post-secondary and career readiness, and social-capital building.
As a regional thought partner, LEAP will engage with our communities of practice to advocate for addressing and eliminating the inequities in educational and career opportunities for underserved students.
The most effective learning addresses the unique needs and interests of each student.
The most efficient path to high-impact programs includes collaboration, engagement, and shared resources with public, private, and non-profit sectors in communities served.
Impactful design and delivery of program and services must include experiential, meaningful, and engaging learning opportunities.
Understanding the needs of all community stakeholders (students, partners, donors, staff, families, and volunteers) enables organizations to maintain relevance and community impact.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Prioritizing diversity, equity, and inclusion is essential to driving community impact and organizational effectiveness.
A student who is successful in education, career, and life has care and support from trustworthy adults.
Learning, adaptability, perseverance, and resilience are essential for success.